Monday, August 16, 2021

Color Hues - Turquoise and Coral

 Such a wonderful combo for one last summer card!

The Starfish Wishes stamps were still out on my desk so I went with an under-the-sea scene. I stamped the images in soft brown and intended to use my Zig markers to color. While that worked well with the plants, I couldn't seem to get a good coral shade.  Using colored pencils on the starfish enabled me to layer colors until I achieved just the hues I wanted and a bit of soft texture.

I added some gold stars and a few Nuvo Drops dots and white gel pen accents. I hope you will check out the amazing work of the DT and join us at Color Hues!

Now that I think about it - I can't promise that is my last card for summer, lol! There are some weeks left officially, right? And it is still plenty HOT here!

Stay well, friends.

Be yourself.

     Find delight in your craft.

             Make something beautiful! 

Supplies used: 

Stamps: Penny Black - Starfish Wishes; The Greetery - Sentiment Suite Thinking of you
DSP - Bazill Basics

Accessories - WPlus9Designs - Lavinia Layers Background Die


cm said...

Beautiful starfish card, Cindy! Your colouring is awe-mazing!

Karen said...

The combination of watercolors and colored pencils worked so well here. It's such a beautiful card, although I hate to think of it as the "last card" of summer. I'm not ready to let go of summer yet.

Leslie Miller said...

Your starfish and plants are perfect for these colors, which happen to be one of my favorite combos. Love how the star sequins match the starry kraft paper. Seems like summer went by in a flash, but I'm hanging on and hope to be coloring summery things for a while yet.

Julie B said...

This was exactly my thought when I came up with the pairing but somewhere along the line I got diverted! Love your summery ocean vibe. :)

Lindsey said...

Great pencil colouring! Wow. Gorgeous card!

Linda said...

Fun ocean scene to use this color combo. Lovely card. It was so fun to join Color Hues as GD. Thank you.

Nancy said...

I still can't believe you were even slightly unhappy with this card, Cindy! It is really fabulous and I love your coloring and how you tied the starfish design back in with the background piece! Heart hugs!